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At least 200 Yellowstone bison have been sent to slaughter: conservation group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 09:12

A bison walks in Yellowstone National Park(Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park has shipped at least 200 bison near the park boundary with Montana to slaughter as the famed tourist destination seeks to reduce a herd by 900 animals this winter, a U.S. conservation group said on Friday. A park spokesman, Al Nash, could not immediately confirm how many bison may have been handed over to tribal partners and taken to slaughter. But he said 162 bison had been captured and placed into a holding facility as of a week ago. ...


Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 09:12

FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand pose for a portrait with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala. Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of the couple who sued to challenge Alabama’s refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.


New child abuse indictment issued against Oklahoma man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:59
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new 24-count indictment has been issued against a 20-year-old Oklahoma man who is accused of sexually abusing children at a Kenya orphanage.

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:54

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivers keynote remarks at the public launch of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba while at the National Press Club in WashingtonBy P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency's Agricultural Research Service, was sent to all Animal Research Service employees on Friday afternoon in response to recent media reports over controversial animal welfare conditions at its U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska. The new strategy will include updated training for government employees and others who work with animals in the service's research labs, according to the email. In addition, an independent panel will be convened to review the group's animal handling protocols, policies and research practices.


Man pleads guilty in slaying of Boston Scientific attorney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:41

In this undated photo provided by Ramsey County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows Ty Hoffman. Hoffman charged with gunning down his ex-boyfriend and business partner at a Minnesota gas station last summer pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to second-degree intentional murder. (AP Photo/Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via The Star Tribune)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man charged with gunning down his ex-boyfriend and business partner at a Minnesota gas station last summer pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree intentional murder.


Man pleads not guilty to trying to get deadly poison ricin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A man's computer bears evidence that he tried to acquire the deadly poison ricin, a prosecutor told a judge Friday.

Mississippi fugitive arrested in Utah after 34 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:37
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who police say has been on the run since he escaped from a Mississippi jail 34 years ago was arrested Thursday in a small central Utah town, police said.

Report: Decomposing body found at Arkansas funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:35
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An inspection of an Arkansas funeral home that has since been suspended found bodies stacked in a cooler packed beyond capacity and other bodies that hadn't been embalmed lying out in the open, the inspector wrote.

Canadian accused in Iraq bombing extradited to the U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:35
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Canadian man has been extradited to the United States to face federal terrorism charges that he helped orchestrate the April 2009 truck bombing of a U.S. base in Mosul, Iraq, that killed five soldiers, U.S. authorities announced on Friday. Faruq Khalil Muhammad ’Isa, 36, is expected to make his initial court appearance in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday to answer charges of murder, conspiring to kill Americans abroad and providing material support to terrorists. Prosecutors accused Isa of working with a militant network that conducted multiple suicide bombings against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, including a truck bombing on April 10, 2009, at Forward Operating Base Marez.

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:34

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is seen on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website. The Associated Press confirms that the administration made changes to the website to scale back release of consumers' personal information to private companies that analyze Internet performance and sell ads. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.


US appeals court upholds dismissal of Holocaust suits

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:26
CHICAGO (AP) — Holocaust survivors and heirs of victims can't sue Hungary's national bank and railway in the U.S. for the theft of cash, art and other assets from Hungarian Jews until they first exhaust their legal options in Hungary, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday.

Judge unseals court records on slain California family

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:24

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, workers fill the two shallow graves at the site on the outskirts of Victorville that contained the skeletal remains of members of missing McStay family in San Bernardino, Calif. Police investigating a missing persons report found a tall lamp lying on a bedroom floor and open suitcases containing folded clothes in the walk-in closet of a California home, according to court records unsealed Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the investigation that eventually led to the discovery of four dead family members in shallow desert graves. The documents offer the most detailed look yet of the disheveled condition of the family’s house in Fallbrook, Calif., when investigators arrived in February 2010 while searching for Joseph McStay, then 40, his wife Summer, 43, and their two sons, Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police investigating a missing persons report found a tall lamp lying on a bedroom floor and open suitcases containing folded clothes in the walk-in closet of a California home, according to court records unsealed Friday in the investigation that eventually led to the discovery of four dead family members in shallow desert graves.


Inmate covered in neo-Nazi tattoos loses right to attorney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:22
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court says an inmate who is covered in neo-Nazi tattoos and serving a life sentence for killing a prison guard has lost the right to an attorney after repeatedly threatening his lawyers.

Colorado woman gets four years for plotting to aid Islamist militants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:15
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Colorado woman and Muslim convert who admitted that she planned to travel overseas to join Islamic State militants was sentenced on Friday to four years in federal prison as she renounced the violence of radical Islam. Shannon Maureen Conley has been held without bond since federal agents arrested her in April at Denver International Airport as she prepared to board a plane bound for Germany. In September, Conley pleaded guilty in Denver federal court to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, designated by the U.S. government as a foreign terrorist organization. Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is a Sunni Muslim militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria and has beheaded several Western captives.

Supreme Court to review Oklahoma execution procedure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:57

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma plans to resume executions Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, after botching its last one and will use the same three-drug method as a Florida lethal injection scheduled for the same day. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's controversial method of execution by lethal injection, taking up a case brought by three death row inmates who accuse the state of violating the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The high court just last week allowed the execution of a convicted killer in Oklahoma over the objection of its four liberal members. The three-drug process used by Oklahoma prison officials has been under scrutiny since the April 2014 botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett. The inmates challenging the state's procedures argue the sedative used by Oklahoma, midazolam, cannot achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions.


$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:54

File - This Sept. 29, 2006 file photo shows the exterior of the French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. More than $300,000 of world-class wine stolen from the famed Napa Valley, California restaurant has been found in a private cellar in North Carolina. The stolen wine included bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, where the winery owners use laser and digital technology on corks and capsules to curb counterfeiting and theft. A single bottle can cost up to $10,000. Screaming Eagle wines were also stolen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country.


Atlantic City versus Detroit: Who is better off?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:54
By Hilary Russ and Megan Davies (Reuters) - "At least we're not Detroit," Atlantic City's Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Don Guardian, who took the helm a year ago after two decades of promoting the city's tourism and businesses, may want to start eating those words. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday appointed an emergency management team for the troubled gambling destination. Some now think Atlantic City is bound to follow the Motor City's path into Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Fifth body found after fire at Maryland waterfront mansion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:53
A fifth body was pulled on Friday from the rubble of a waterfront mansion destroyed by a massive fire this week in Maryland's capital Annapolis, leaving one person still missing, officials said. Four other bodies were recovered on Wednesday and Thursday from the home destroyed in Monday's blaze, said Anne Arundel Fire Department spokesman Russ Davies. None of the bodies has been identified.  Missing are Alexis Boone, 8, her sister Kaitlyn Boone, 7, their cousins Wesley Boone, 6, and Charlotte Boone, 8, and their grandparents Don Pyle and Sandra Pyle. Don Pyle is chief operating officer of the privately held technology company ScienceLogic.

Relationship between city, police at issue after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:52

In this frame grab from an officer's dashboard camera taken Dec. 30, 2014, and provided by the Bridgeton, N..J. Police Department, police officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley stand near a car they pulled over for running a stop sign in Bridgeton. One of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment. The nearly two-minute standoff resulted in the death of Jerame Reid, one of two men in the car. (AP Photo/Bridgeton Police Department)BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A fatal shooting by police officers of a man who defied their orders by stepping out of a car during a traffic stop but had his hands raised has opened a new rift between residents and the police department in the struggling city.


13YO develops low cost braille printer from Legos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 07:50

13YO develops low cost braille printer from LegosA Santa Clara eighth grader has developed a low-cost braille printers, a product that will help millions worldwide.